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CHEERS to the kind woman who paid my library fines. I needed 76 cents to unblock my account but didn’t have any cash on me. I was halfway out the door when she stopped me and proceeded to pay my entire fine – more than $15. She really brightened my day, and I’ll be sure to pay it forward.


CHEERS to the couple who paid for our pizza after seeing our family ringing the bells for the Salvation Army in front of the Lima Road Wal-Mart. Your kindness was much appreciated and will be passed on.


CHEERS to American Legion Post 499. They have been involved with our resident veterans at Covington Commons Senior Living for several years, hosting a Veterans Day program each year and most recently inviting our veterans over for a delicious lunch at the post. They are a great bunch of men and women who volunteer their time to care for and honor our men and women veterans who served our country for our freedom.

ANN MARIE SORDELET Program service director Covington Commons Senior Living

CHEERS to all the businesses that gave back to veterans on Veterans Day and to Bob Evans (Maysville Road and Apple Glen) for giving 15 percent of their proceeds that day to give veterans at the Shepherd’s House a handicapped acceptable kitchen. The community should be proud of how well they support our military, especially those at the Shepherd’s House where citizens and businesses together continue to donate and help in any way possible. This city is also blessed to have wonderful volunteers and staff and two special people in Lonnie and Barb Cox, who founded the Shepherd’s House to help our veterans who have fallen on hard times.


CHEERS to Patrick Davis and his IPFW classmates. As part of a business class assignment, Davis and classmates sold Komets tickets to a home game and also gave donors Key III Candies for every donation. They donated all of the proceeds to charity. They raised more than $500 on behalf of CTN – Community Transportation Network. Such a generous gift is greatly appreciated. Thanks also to IPFW for helping to teach philanthropy to the next generation of young business leaders.

BECKY WEIMERSKIRCH Community Transportation Network Fort Wayne

CHEERS to Tim Kennedy in Huntington. Our package was delivered to his house instead of ours, and he took the time to bring it over to us. He is one honest person


CHEERS to the Community Harvest Food Bank for their generous turkey giveaway. A total of 25 families served by the League for the Blind & Disabled will have a wonderful holiday because of them.

DAVID A. NELSON President/CEO League for the Blind & Disabled